The area of Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia has seen tremendous change over the past 15 years. New development, new businesses, and more residents, improved transportation options, and updated streetscapes all reflect this change. For many years Peachtree Road streetscapes have been the focus of efforts by the Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID). In 2017, the BCID turned its attention to Lenox Road, a heavily traveled corridor that lacks pedestrian amenities, is dominated by automobiles, and does not offer visitors or residents a pleasant experience. Lenox Road is a Buckhead-only corridor and as such has the potential to represent the community well.
The Lenox Road Scoping Study focused on identifying short-term and long-term opportunities to create equity for all users (pedestrian & vehicular), to address operational improvements, and to improve access to and from GA 400. To begin this effort, BCID focused on improving the pedestrian and bicycle network along Lenox Road with expanded sidewalks/multi-use trails/sidepaths; new streetscape improvements to mirror the aesthetics of Peachtree Road; and operational improvements at the GA400 interchange to allow for safe pedestrian/bicycle crossings.
Perez Planning + Design, LLC (PP+D) collaborated with STANTEC on the project. PP+D led the development of the project's public engagement strategy and assisted with custom urban design and active transportation planning and design strategies and solutions.